I have a sata hardrive Can't get to L drive

Dell / Gx 4700
January 11, 2011 at 22:26:13
Specs: Windows XP Pro, 2gb 512mb
I have Dell GX 4700 optiplex I am having trouble access my L drive any help would be helpfull

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#1
January 11, 2011 at 22:55:24
What do you mean I am having trouble access my L drive???

What kind of trouble? Is L: a physical drive or a partition?

Can you give more info such as your file system, has L: ever been accessible, so that we know what problem you are experiencing?

Any error messages?

Did you Google for an answer before asking the question?


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#2
January 13, 2011 at 22:09:42
It is a partion

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#3
January 13, 2011 at 23:43:10
A recovery partition?

Did you Google for an answer before asking the question?


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#4
January 14, 2011 at 04:41:48
No it is a partition wit my business files on it,it was the partition that the company setup

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#5
January 14, 2011 at 08:54:56
"Dell GX 4700 optiplex "

There is no such model.

There ARE Dell GXxxx Optiplex models, and there IS the Dell Dimension 4700 model.

The specific model of a brand name system is shown on a label on the outside of the case somewhere, or it can often be determined by going to the brand name's web site and loading a program they have available, if Windows is still working, on the subject computer.
For Dell computers, they have a Service Tag number - the specific model can be determined by using that on their site, or can often be determined there automatically by you downloading some software, if Windows is still working, on the subject computer. The Service Tag number should be on a label on the outside of the case, probably on the bottom on a laptop, often but not always on the back on a desktop, and is often also shown in the bios Setup.
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Is the L partition the only partition on the SATA drive ?

If yes....

Check your SATA data cables. The connector on each end should "latch" into the socket on the drive and on the mboard, or on the drive controller card - it should not move when you merely brush your hand against it near the socket - if it does, mere vibration can cause a poor connection of it - use another SATA data cable that does "latch", or tape the connector in place.
(There is a slight projection or bump on one side of the outside of the connector that "latches" it into the socket - it's easily broken off or damaged)

The same thing applies for the SATA power connection.
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Is the L partition the only partition on an external drive ?

If yes......

Troubleshooting USB device problems including for flash drives, external drives, memory cards.
See Response 1:
http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

Check that out first.
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Rarely, not all the ports on the back of a desktop case may be able to supply 500ma each.

If you have a desktop computer, Note that I answered a Topic on this site recently where a guy had an external drive, which does require the full 500ma, connected to a port on the back of a desktop case - it would not work properly when a webcam was in the port next to it, but it worked fine when the webcam was unplugged. Ports on the back of a desktop case often have two ports connected to the same USB controller module that are ports one above the other - you could try connecting the cable to one of those and leaving the other un-used.
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